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The Antikythera Mechanism: An Ancient Technological Marvel

Fri. Nov. 8 03:30 PM - Fri. Nov. 8 04:30 PM
Contact: Peter J. Miller, pj.miller@uwinnipeg.ca
Location: 3D01

Prof. Daryn Lehoux, Queen's University

The Antikythera mechanism is one of the most remarkable technological devices from the premodern era. Originally found in the debris of an ancient shipwreck in 1901, the device was little studied and little understood until much later in the twentieth and even into the twenty-first century. Then, its most important secrets began to be unveiled by advanced imaging techniques. This lecture looked at the remarkable technological and astronomical knowledge embedded in the ancient machine, and the efforts that it took to uncover them in the modern era.

Part of the Laird Lecture Series

Watch Dr. Lehoux's lecture archived on YouTube


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